WA Delegate (non-executive): The Holy Empire of Augustus Telcontar (elected )
Embassies: Glass Gallows, The New Galactic Empire, British Isles, Kantrias, The Alliance of Queens, Normandy, The New Inquisition, Europeia, The Graveyard, The Caucasus, Kingdom of Ireland, Caliba, Grand Central, Equinox, Wintreath, Kirenga, and 2 others.Pax Britannia, and Ausozera.
Regional Power: High
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The Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry in Ainur
As a region, Ainur is ranked 38th in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
|191.||The Rogue Nation of Tiberoe||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“We demand to be taken seriously”|
|192.||The Democratic Republic of Janellia||Democratic Socialists||“Reality has a liberal bias.”|
|193.||The Sultanate of Geresniken||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Something Can Be Done”|
|194.||The Democratic States of The Chappellian||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Make Everything!”|
|195.||The The Real Name is New Pazania of Kidlantis||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Ad Maius Bonum ”|
|196.||The Commonwealth of The 3rd Army||Left-wing Utopia||“Cogito, Ergo Sum”|
|197.||The United Kingdom of Llodhwell||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Power through Learning”|
|198.||The Ever Victorious Empire of The Burning Sun||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Aeternitate Gloriae!”|
|199.||The Federation of Fourth Riech14||Democratic Socialists||“Under one banner, we prevail.”|
|200.||The Republic of SBI2||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Death to the Union”|
Last poll: “Since James has been banned, should we resume diplomatic relations with the nations that opposed his citizenship here?”
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Ainur Regional Message Board
If I'd thought through every possible outcome of this hypothetical system of governance which I'm not advocating for the immediate introduction of, I would probably already be being praised as the Martin Luther of democracy, and about 30 years older.
That said, there's equally nothing preventing a coalition of congressmen and senators totaling 67% of each house from doing either of those things. They don't do it because it's very difficult to get people to agree on things.
Illustrative example; hypothetically say that 70% of US citizens favor a constitutional amendment which renders homosexuality a crime punishable by death, and they are perfectly represented in both state and federal legislature. They can demand a national convention, because they will have hypothetically proportionate representation in each of these legislatures (or, if the 30% live solely within Texas, California, and Florida, basically 100% of the legislature in the other 47 states). This national convention will send this amendment to the states to ratify, which, since they are all 70% controlled by representatives favoring death for homosexuality, they will all ratify. America will become a nation in which homosexuality is punishable by death. Since they are also perfectly represented in Congress and the Senate, these could independently create this legislation, then send it on to the states for ratification, which they will then do.
By assuming literally the same scenario, of 70% of people agreed on something, as well as a guiding principle of the system of governance (that the representatives perfectly represent their people, which we know to be nonsense, but whatever), a system designed for checks and balances has allowed unthinkable legislation to pass.
However. Because you made a good point, here's an alternative.
Everyone has the right to vote, but given certain areas of legislation, they can designate other individuals as their representative. They may designate different individuals for different areas of legislation; someone may designate a...rocket scientist, or a physicist, for legislation about NASA, and a merchant banker for legislation about trade. These individuals may further delegate their voting rights, carrying all the votes delegated to them with them; perhaps the broadly-designated area is 'energy policy', and someone is an expert in oil production, but doesn't understand nuclear power. He may delegate his votes to someone who does understand nuclear power, specifically in that area.
This way, you don't have to spend any of your time looking at legislation; you have a representative (or a thousand representatives) to do that for you. Because you can revoke your designees at any time, this stops them from making votes that they know will harm you.
It removes the negatives of direct democracy (Joe Schmoe having the same role in legislation as Einstein, having to devote a large portion of your time to governance) and representative democracy (you're stuck with your choice until the next voting cycle, not agreeing with someone on every policy area), leaving only the positives.
Unfortunately, it's still only useful with an e-democracy system, because having to have everyone in the same room for a quorum just won't work for some issues, and there's no other easy way to have an accurate tracker of how many votes someone is carrying in what areas at all times without it.
(I'll note that the people calling you lawless savages are FLOAT; I've been trying to stay within the bounds of...well, being a decent person, really, but if that has slipped up I'm deeply apologetic.
I suppose a major problem with this game is that most people here are thoroughly possessed with the spirit of realpolitik, which lends itself to aggressiveness in foreign affairs, and leaves little room for idealism.
I fully understand your decision, and I hope you return soon.)
I hope you come back soon, Fem.
DAMN, SHE ROASTIN ON HIS ARISTOCRAT ASS!
Also, would someone be so kind as to explain to me what "FLOAT" means, I have seen it used seemingly out of context many times
FLOAT and ADDO are the two alliances of nations in the RP of this region. While there are independent nations, such as myself or Gunslinger girl, the majority of the rest fall into these two camps.
FLOAT is the Far-out League Of Advancing Tyranny (or something like that), which has the goal of advancing dictatorial or despotic rule.
ADDO is the Ainurian Democracy Defense Organization (or something like that), which has the goal of advancing democracy throughout the region.
Both squabble a fair amount in the RP here.
Here's the rundown on Ainurian geopolitics:
There are two major organizations in Ainur. They are as follows:
-The Ainurian Democratic Defense Organization (ADDO). Basically a NATO analogue, it is a defense organization comprised of various democratic nations dedicated to preserving the values of human rights and democracy. Led by yours truly, ADDO has eight nations in it's ranks, nine if you count The Queendom of Feminamia (a nation of Amazons), who has an unusual relationship with ADDO due to her status as a Thalasi protectorate, her refusal to build a proper armed forces, and her less than stellar civil rights record. Aside from The Democratic Republic of Thalasus (the language, people, culture and crime rate of Brazil mixed with the island geography and people of Indonesia, plus the freedom, wealth, power, and politics of the USA) who founded and is currently leading the coalition, other major players include The Federation of The Morovenian Dawn (???), The Allied States of Silangan (basically a more powerful version of the Philippines), and The Federal Republic of Klugerland (enthusiastic German capitalists).
-The Far-out League Of Advanced Tyranny (FLOAT) is a organization dedicated to political oppression. No, I am not exaggerating for propaganda purposes. When it was founded, Escanthea said it was literally founded to fight against democracy and freedom. The best Real Life analogue for FLOAT would be a non-communist Warsaw Pact. Members include The Empire of Escanthea (Byzantine Putinists, the founder of the alliance) and The Holy Empire of Nargothond (a nation whose policies would make Hitler say "Woah man take it easy"). Oh, and The United Kingdom of Danceria (a well-meaning, recently industrialized medieval nation.... damn traitor).
Notable non-aligned nations include The Extensive Arms Emporium of The Bermudan Pentagram (Switzerland and Singapore had a love child that got fabulously wealthy by selling weapons to ADDO and FLOAT) and The SWA Operative Rico of The Gunslinger Girl (a PMC sniper that puts fear into the hearts of all the leaders of Ainur who haven't yet decided to swallow their pride and wear a helmet).
So, there you have it. That's the state of Ainur. Any questions?
Thx for the info, how could I join one of these?
Yes, one question, how would I join one?